When I went to HSHV to adopt, I knew I was missing a cat in my life.

From the moment Perlman stepped into my home, he fearlessly claimed me as his own. I wanted a companion and what I got was a lifelong friend.

I didn’t know I was missing the feeling of waking up with a kitty sleeping soundly on my chest. I didn’t know that watching my favorite TV shows could be made better with our nightly brushing sessions. I didn’t know how easy it would be to say, “I have to go home, my cat is waiting for me.”

This little man touches the heart of everyone who has met him, and I shamelessly show everyone and anyone pictures of him. Perlman is unapologetically himself, and I will forever be grateful for the value he has brought into my life.